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Graduate wins management book award

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Picture of Grace Marshall with her award

Graduate Grace Marshall has won the Commuter's Read category in the Management Book of the Year awards. Grace took the top prize for her 2015 book 'How to be REALLY Productive'.

Organised by the Chartered Management Institute and The British Library, the awards celebrate books that improve the effectiveness of working managers.

Grace graduated with a BSc in International Management with Modern Languages in 2002. Her book draws on years of professional experience as a business owner and productivity trainer, as well her personal experience as a working mother of two.

Awards judge Delroy Beverley said:

'This book is a breath of fresh air, it reads like you are sat with the author having an honest and open conversation. Each chapter comfortably guides you to reflect on how we approach our lives with a coaching style that encourages solutions.'

Grace said:

I'm truly thrilled to receive this award for my book and even more pleased with the judge's comments. I pride myself on bringing a human, real-life approach to productivity issues that focuses on helping people take the pressure off and get more out of life.

'How to be REALLY productive' is Grace's second book. In 2012 she published '21 Ways to Manage the Stuff that Sucks Up Your Time'. Her blog posts have featured in The Times, Forbes, The Guardian and Female First.

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